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Long Valley at Mammoth Lakes, California – water testing.

On Jan. 10 at noon in the Building 50 auditorium, five Lab scientists will discuss innovative solutions to improving the reliability, efficiency, and sustainability of water-energy systems in California and the nation. The event, “Big Ideas in Water Technology Research,” will be moderated by Peter Fiske, director of Berkeley Lab’s Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute, which aligns the Lab’s water-related research programs.

The scientists, from three research areas across the Lab, will speak for eight minutes each and then take your questions. Bring your lunch and learn how Berkeley Lab is addressing the challenges associated with the interdependence of water and energy.

The talk will also be streamed live. You can add the event to your calendar here. Go here to view a poster promoting the event.

Speakers include:

  • Peter Fiske (moderator): The Future of Water-Energy Resilience
  • Ashok Gadgil: “Dirt Cheap” Water Treatment: Improving the Economics of Safe Water for Underserved Communities
  • Susan Hubbard: Large-Scale Modeling of Watersheds: Predicting Future Water Resources with Science and Sensing
  • Dan Miller: Membranes: Energy Efficient Water Purification for a Sustainable Future
  • Peter Nico: Aquifer Recharge: Saving Rain for a Sunny Day
  • Chinmayee Subban: Low-Cost Desalination of Brackish Groundwater: Turning the Brown Valley Green